Judges (3)

This is my third set of Judges and they just keep getting more fun to paint.  These are some of the most over-the-top figures I’ve painted yet.  I mean the badge on the SJS Judge is rediculous, but for some reason with Judge Dredd around, it doesn’t seem to phase me.

This group also contains a Brit-Cit Judge.  Most folks that I have seen seem to paint him to fit in with the Mega City Judges, but I wanted to keep him true to the comics and paint him with his equipment in a funny blue-green color.  I think I missed the exact color, but at least you can tell that I tried.  I also like the effects on the yellow shoulder pad that I kept true to the picture I was working from.

Overall, a fun little group to paint.  The Wargames Foundry prices are simply out of site and while I love painting them, I really have to question my commitment to finishing the group, $20 for three figures is up there in the prices and the shipping is harsh as well.  The best place to get them in the US that I have found is the War Store.

I’ve had a request for the photos I’ve based my Brit-Cit Judge on.  Here are three photos I have, two from Judge Dredd Magazine, and the third I found on the web through a Google search.  I suppose it could be the comics aging, but they are consistent.  I’d love to see images from other comics if anyone has them.

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve got some more lovely Judge figures on the way.  Based on a blog that I read, sho3box, I have ordered the Dark Judges.  You can see some of his work here.  Now the Foundry Dark Judge set only comes with three of the Dark Judges out of four.  So I found Judge Fear from the Heroclix range and ordered him to fill the fourth slot.  Apparently the same sculptor created all four of the models, so I’m told he’ll fit in.

Painting and rebasing HeroClix models is quite common in the super hero circles, but this will be the first time that I’ve attempted to do it.  So here is Judge Fear in all his prepainted glory.  Tomorrow he gets a bath in green stuff to try and remove as much prepaint as I can before I primer him.  Wish me luck.

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5 Responses to Judges (3)

  1. sho3box January 30, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Very neat and crisp work.

    I dont remember seeing the Brit-Cit coloured like that in the comics. Do you know where you saw it? I have yet to paint my Brit-Cit judge so any reference would be cool.

    I didnt strip my Judge Fear miniature as I have had poor results stripping ‘clix. As a result Fear was quite a chore to paint. I would love to hear about how well the figure strips as well as seeing what colours you choose to paint him.

    • Rusti January 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

      I just updated the post sho3box, if you need more or would like specific info on the photos, let me know. The first image is from Judge Dredd Megazine #1, the second from one of the Judgement Day issues, and the third a random image from the web.

      Thanks for the info on stripping clix. I’m going to give it a try and see what happens. I’ll be breaking out my wife’s nail polish remover in the next few days to see what happens.

      • sho3box January 31, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

        Wow, I never realised that the Brit Cit uniform “green” is actually a greyish, turquoise colour (and I have read those comics shown).

        Duly noted, thanks.

        The result of stripping clix are hard to predict. A lot of that stems from the fact that different sets were made using different materials and processes in different factories.

        Fear is from the Indy set. I used acetone (the active agent in lots of nail polish removers) on an Indy figure and it made the miniature expand believe it or not.

  2. sho3box January 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Sorry about the double post, but this link might help with stripping ‘clix.

    http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=34305.0

    • Rusti January 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      I’ve been watching that one with interest for a while. 🙂 I like his results, I think I’m going to go for it. First time for everything right?

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